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Congratulations are in order if you are reading this. This is a thrilling epoch. Or maybe you’re just interested. Whatever the case may be, there are several things you should know about pregnancy and breastfeeding with HS.

HS, like any chronic illness, may have an impact on your pregnant experience. However, like with all things HS, having the necessary information is critical. Before we proceed, some housekeeping is required.

This article is intended to serve as a summary of current suggestions. Nothing more, nothing less.

You should also be aware that the majority of medical studies do not include pregnant women. This is in case the drugs being tested are unsafe. While this may appear to be a major limitation, the last thing any researcher wants to do is do harm.


Perhaps you’ve heard that HS symptoms improve during pregnancy. Or that they deteriorate.  A 2020 study discovered that pregnancy affects different women with HS in different ways. The researchers polled 279 pregnant women. 34.9% reported that their symptoms had worsened. 36.6% stated that they have improved. While 28.7% had no change.

Some HS treatments may not be appropriate when you are pregnant. Retinoids should not be used during pregnancy, according to the NHS. However, many antibiotics, both oral and topical, are safe.

You may be more prone to anaemia or diabetes while pregnant. Anaemia is more common in patients with HS and pregnant women. Pregnancy, like HS, is a risk factor for diabetes. Diabetes during pregnancy is referred to as gestational diabetes.

A Thought on Mental Health

We know that patients with HS are more likely to experience despair and anxiety. Pregnancy can also make pre-existing depression and anxiety worse.  Consult your doctor if you are feeling low or have signs of either. Depression and anxiety in pregnant women can be treated. Your doctor will know how to handle this as well as your HS.

Having a Child

Your HS stage and whether you have a flare may influence how you deliver your baby. Severe groin or genital lesions, for example, may indicate that a natural birth is not for you. If you opt to have a caesarean section, the scar placement may need to be arranged as well.

Make sure that whatever you decide is what you want. HS will provide some unsettling issues. But this is your body and your time. It’s doing an incredible job.


The good news is that most women with HS can breastfeed. However, active flare-ups may make it uncomfortable. Before breastfeeding, lesions should be addressed. You should also keep an eye on your breast lesions for signs of infection.

Some antibiotics are safe to take during breastfeeding. When it comes to medication, though, always discuss it with your doctor. You can also use a warm compress or topical ointments to relieve pain.


HS discusses several things to think about throughout pregnancy and when caring for your newborn. People with HS, however, do have children. So, if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the future, it is conceivable. All you need to do is create some plans.

Make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. Determine what you want to undertake and ensure you have the necessary knowledge. Congratulations if you are expecting, and we wish you a joyful and safe pregnancy and birth.

Our Outlook –

Under one roof, we at EliteAyurveda Clinics have a panel of specialists in numerous dimensions of medical domains such as endocrine, autoimmune, gynecology, and so on. We are well-known for taking a multifaceted and root-cause approach to treating chronic and difficult-to-treat disorders.

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According to Ayurveda, hidradenitis suppurativa is a cause of Kapha and Pitta dosha. When the digestive fire (Agni), or Pitta, is out of balance, the Kapha Dosha becomes vitiated, which slows down metabolism. Due to the disruption of fat molecules, they start to build up in muscles and impede bodily passageways, causing painful, swollen sores in the groin, buttocks, thighs, and armpits.

In Ayurveda, hidradenitis suppurativa Treatment is to restore the body’s natural equilibrium by detoxifying it with potent herbal therapies. 

The treatment for Hidradenitis Suppurativa at Elite Ayurveda comprises balancing the Kapha and Pitta doshas, as well as providing harmony to the metabolism. The treatment comprises body detoxification, internal drugs to balance doshas, and external applications to heal scars.

The treatment involves combinations of herbs created based on individual Prakruti and Vikruti analysis. Visit our website to know more

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Medically reviewed by Dr Adil Moulanchikkal, Lead Ayurveda Specialist at EliteAyurveda Clinics. With over 15 years of experience in treating Neurological, Skin & Autoimmune Diseases.


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